Does MONEY Grow on TREES?

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Pre-K Adventure

 

Washington Federal wants to help your kids understand how the money system works by giving them a tour of a bank vault and sharing some important facts about how money works in our world. They will also get to plant a money tree.

 

For their home-based Adventure they are encouraging kids to care for the tree they plant on the tour, and ENJOY the trees around them in their neighborhood. Parents- take a walk around your neighborhood with your little ones and helpl them see how trees impact our lives. What would your neighborhood look like if all of the trees were gone? Where would you find shade? Would it impact the air in your neighborhood and your ability to breathe?  What actually DOES grow on trees? Which trees provide fruit and which trees are just for looking good? Which trees are easy to care for and which trees take a lot of work (especially in the fall when the leaves begin to fall?) Which trees do you like the most and which trees could you do without? How does this relate to savings? Why is having a savings plan important? On an age-appropriate level, discuss the importance of savings and making wise money choices with your little ones. (Parents- see the Basic Adventure for more detail.)

 

Take some time to enjoy the trees around you!

Basic Adventure

 

Where does money come from? This can be a confusing concept for kids in a world where they see mom and dad just swipe a little plastic card and they get to walk out of the store with whatever they have put in their shopping cart.

 

Washington Federal wants to help your kids understand how the money system works by giving them a tour of a bank (including the vault!) and sharing some important facts about how money works in our world.  As part of this Adventure kids will  plant a tree –and, yes, it is really called a Money Tree!. Opening and caring for a savings account will be compared to planting and caring for your real tree. They both take planning, proper attention and care, in order to grow strong.

 

Dates for the ‘Does Your Money Grow on Trees?’ tour will be June 27, July 11, and August 8th at 10AM. Join us in the Washington Federal lobby at 399 North Main, Suite 100, Logan. Please RSVP for the tour you will be attending HERE.  If for some reason you are not able to attend one of these 3 events, feel free to stop by the bank on a day and time convenient for you. If staff is available they will provide an abbreviated tour, and the kids will have a chance to plant their money tree for as long as supplies last.

 

For the home-based part of the Adventure kids are encouraged to care for their new money tree and ENJOY the trees around them. Go for a walk around your neighborhood and see how trees impact our lives. What would your neighborhood look like if all of the trees were gone? Where would you find shade? Would it impact the air in your neighborhood and your ability to breathe? (you might want to do a little online research to answer that one!)  What actually DOES grow on trees? Which trees provide fruit and which trees are just for looking good? Which trees are easy to care for and which trees take a lot of work (especially in the fall when the leaves begin to fall?) Which trees do you like the most and which trees could you do without?

 

Now- think about how your savings plan impacts your life? What would education plans look like without it? How would you handle emergency expenses and unplanned school trip opportunities? How can life be easier if you have savings to help when it’s needed? Where will you find relief in emergencies if there is no savings (shade)? Which are the different ‘fruits’ of each savings option? Which options are easy to care for and which options take more time? Which options do you like the most and which options could you do without?

 

Take some time to enjoy the trees around you, and get started building up your own savings as soon as possible!  For kids interested in getting started with a savings account this summer Washington Federal will even match an initial investment, letting kids double their money (up to $5). Of course, this is totally optional!

Super Achiever Adventure

Super Achievers will want to learn even more about money matters. Stay tuned to this page for some on-line resources to help you learn more about how your money works and what you can do to build a solid, financial foundation.

Teen Adventure

 

 

Where does money come from? This can be a confusing concept for kids in a world where they see mom and dad just swipe a little plastic card and they get to walk out of the store with whatever they have put in their shopping cart.

 

Washington Federal wants to help your kids understand how the money system works by giving them a tour of a bank (including the vault!) and sharing some important facts about how money works in our world.  As part of this Adventure kids will  plant a tree –and, yes, it is really called a Money Tree!. Opening and caring for a savings account will be compared to planting and caring for your real tree. They both take planning, proper attention and care, in order to grow strong.

 

Dates for the ‘Does Your Money Grow on Trees?’ tour will be June 27, July 11, and August 8th at 10AM. Join us in the Washington Federal lobby at 399 North Main, Suite 100, Logan. Please RSVP for the tour you will be attending HERE.  If for some reason you are not able to attend one of these 3 events, feel free to stop by the bank on a day and time convenient for you. If staff is available they will provide an abbreviated tour, and you will have a chance to plant a money tree  for as long as supplies last.

 

For the home-based part of the Adventure kids are encouraged to care for their new money tree and ENJOY the trees around them. Go for a walk around your neighborhood and see how trees impact our lives. What would your neighborhood look like if all of the trees were gone? Where would you find shade? Would it impact the air in your neighborhood and your ability to breathe? (you might want to do a little online research to answer that one!)  What actually DOES grow on trees? Which trees provide fruit and which trees are just for looking good? Which trees are easy to care for and which trees take a lot of work (especially in the fall when the leaves begin to fall?) Which trees do you like the most and which trees could you do without?

 

Now- think about how your savings plan impacts your life? What would education plans look like without it? How would you handle emergency expenses and unplanned school trip opportunities? How can life be easier if you have savings to help when it’s needed? Where will you find relief in emergencies if there is no savings (shade)? Which are the different ‘fruits’ of each savings option? Which options are easy to care for and which options take more time? Which options do you like the most and which options could you do without?

 

Take some time to enjoy the trees around you, and get started building up your own savings as soon as possible!  For kids interested in getting started with a savings account this summer Washington Federal will even match an initial investment, letting you double your money (up to $5). Of course, this is totally optional!

Photo Location

Take a picture of yourself in the bank vault or planting your tree and post it to your social media sites with the hashtags #WashingtonFederal and #MyDiscoveryDestination. You can get your stamp at the bank when you come to the tour or stop in to plant your tree.

This Adventure is Sponsored By

Washington Federal

Washington Federal services Logan, Utah through its branch located at 399 N Main Suite 100. Whether you are a business in the area or an individual looking for banking services to help strengthen your financial future, Washington Federal can help. From mortgages and personal checking accounts to business loans and commercial real estate loans, Washington Federal is here for all of your banking needs. Visit our branch in Logan, UT to get started today.

 

 

Get More Information on our Website: https://www.washingtonfederal.com/locations/utah/logan